Drunk Gaming: Red Dead Redemption


Tonight I learnt that a whole lot of scotch doesn’t have the same effect that it used to. Is this growing up? Well, I’ve come home at 2am to write about video games, so maybe not.

So here we are. To be honest, I don’t really know what to talk about. I want to tell you something, dear reader, but I’m not quite sure what. So here’s what we’ll do. I’m going to go on Steam, find a game in the bargain bin and give you a bit of live commentary until I fall asleep. Sound good? Great.

It’s 2:27am. Steam is initializing. Star Ruler is the Steam daily deal, but that doesn’t exactly scream “fun” (let me know if it does in the comments).

Who invited this guy?

Alright, Steam is giving me nothing on the front page. Time to delve a little deeper. Terraria is a game I’ve been meaning to play for a while, but right now, I’m not really interested.

So what are my options? I finally bought a Nintendo Wii yesterday, but no one really wants to hear about how great Super Mario Galaxy is again (so great). My Xbox isn’t online at the moment so Halo: Reach isn’t really an option. I’m playing through both The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past on GBA and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on PC at the moment so there’s that.

Good news everyone! The daily deal just refreshed, and it’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas! Wait, I own that game on PS2. And I just bought a copy of Red Dead Redemption after going without for a while (I had to give my friend’s copy back halfway through Undead Nightmare, it was heartbreaking). Wait wait wait, I have Red Dead Redemption again. My favourite game.

Hello again, old friend.

Aaaaaand my save file won’t load? What is going on here? Yes, I love the opening cutscene, I love those first thirty seconds of Michael Giacchino-esque score, and man do I love John Marston, but I also kinda like my 90-something% save file, and I’d really like to get that to 100% one of these days.

Well, I might as well play through the first few missions. You know what I don’t get? People who complain about there being too much horse-riding in Red Dead. That’s like people complaining that there are too many words in books. Play a different game.

Oh man, I’m going to get to see Bonnie MacFarlane again soon. This is so exciting. But how about the creepy guide from Armadillo that leads you to Fort Mercer? He just laughs in your face and tells you to “have yourself a good time” as he leads you to a gang of ruthless outlaws. What a dick.

Okay, John Marston has come for Bill Williamson. Bill Williamson wants John to go away, doesn’t want to have to kill him. He thinks John thinks he’s an idiot, but John says he’s here to save him. John implores Bill thinks about this. John always was one for fancy words, but things are different now. I love this game.

Bonnie, Bonnie, Bonnie.

And with the arrival of Bonnie MacFarlane, I’m satisfied and ready to sleep. I hope you enjoyed the first and final installment of Drunk Gaming, or Sort Of Drunk, Really Frustrated Gamer. I don’t know if I did.

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